Controller Doesn’t Work
There are two known possible solutions as of writing for this controller bug:
- Manually download and install any Spec Ops: The Line game patch from the official source instead rather than automatically updating via Steam or any similar game client.
- If you haven’t yet, go to your Windows Control Panel and ensure that the Xbox 360 Controller is enabled. Then, in-game, go to Options > Controls > Customize Controls (or similar menu path) and ensure that the proper controller is selected.
Problem #8 Spec Ops: The Line No Sound During Cutscenes
Update Your Graphic Drivers and Audio Drivers both. (Nvidia 301.42 if these are not working, then try the 304 beta drivers). Restart Spec Ops: The Line.
Problem #9 Spec Ops: The Line Lags and Stuttering Fix (NVIDIA)
There is a special profile for the game on the 304.48 Beta drivers. Install that and let that profile control the game. Furthermore, try the config procedure mentioned below!
The game was working fine for the first time but now it lags a lot! For some odd reason, every time you quit the game – The config file gets corrupted/changed.
Go to C:UsersSpec Ops: The LinexDocumentsMy GamesSpecOps-TheLineSRGameConfig and delete the file ‘SREngine.ini’. Alternatively, a faster procedure is to download this file and run it whenever you’re going to run the game!
Problem #10 Spec Ops: The Line SLI Fix (NVIDIA)
The 304.48 beta drivers have been confirmed to be working fine with the SLI on.
Problem #11 Spec Ops: The Line Black Bars on Some Resolutions
The game does not support a few resolutions properly (16:10 etc.)
Problem #12 Spec Ops: The Line Install Error: “Spec Ops: The Line Install Fails, Cannot Install”
This is a Microsoft C++ bug so the quick fix is to uninstall your C++ files. If you see 2 instances of Microsoft C++, uninstall both of them; and don’t worry, they are easy to reinstall. There are also a couple workarounds online if you don’t want to uninstall them.
Problem #13 Spec Ops: The Line Game Freeze Fix – Game Freezes during the Intro Video
If you’re using Steam, a quick solution is to verify the integrity of your Steam game cache to resolve the problem. If it persists, ensure that both your graphics drivers and DirectX are updated. Doing both will mostly reduce the occurrences of Spec Ops: The Line freezing.
Problem #14 Spec Ops: The Line Crash Fix – Game crashes when launching / upon launch
This is a typical DirectX problem. Just update to the latest DirectX version and voila. If that doesn’t work, reinstall DirectX completely.
Problem #15 Spec Ops: The Line DirectX Fix – Cannot Install Direct X / Stuck at Direct X Installation
More often than not, this has been caused by other software drivers such as those from Logitech, Razer, Microsoft, etc, which normally control other minor peripherals such as your webcam, special programs, and sometimes your mouse. Simply shut them off and disable them, and try updating/installing Direct X again.
Problem #16 Spec Ops: The Line Crash Fix – Possible Crash Fix for nVidia users only
Go to Nvidia control panel by right clicking the icon in the taskbar, then manage 3d settings and set ‘Threaded Optimization’ to on.
Problem #17 Spec Ops: The Line Crash Fix – Possible Crash Fix for ATI/AMD users only
Uninstall Catalyst Control Center (CCC) and try running Spec Ops: The Line again. For some reason, CCC may at times interfere with the performance of Radeon cards.
Problem #18 Spec Ops: The Line Graphics Fix – Cannot see main menu, Menu crashes, Dual monitor problems
A common problem when playing on multiple screens. For now, the solution is to unplug other monitors and play on single screen. If that doesn’t work, try playing in windowed mode.
Problem #19 Spec Ops: The Line Crash Fix – nVidia Optimus Crashes the Game
If you’re using a newer laptop that’s using an nVidia Optimus card, try checking your Optimus settings.
- Open the “nVidia Control Panel” from your start menu.
- On the lefthand side, under “Select a task…”
- Open the “3D Settings” tree, and select “Manage 3D Settings”
- On the righthand panel, click the “Program Settings” tab.
- Under “1. Select a program…”, click “Add”, navigate to your installation folder and navigate to the application / exe file.
- Under “2. Select the preferred graphics…”, choose “High-performance NVIDIA processor”
- Then (VERY IMPORTANT!) click “Apply” in the bottom right.
- Launch the game.
Problem #20 Spec Ops: The Line Launch Fix – Cannot launch the Game
A common fix is clicking on the Spec Ops: The Line exe file straight from the installation folder rather than from any launcher/client.